Jan 19, 2013 6:30am PST
checks with the federal government were up 58% indicating that there were very, very strong year-over-year sales in firearms. right now if you walk into most retails of firearms, the shelves are almost empty for both guns and ammunition. so that's part of the reason, you know, these firearm stocks are probably going to see record sales in earnings over the next few quarters as a result of that. >> this week a group of activists delivered 300,000 signatures to the walmart near newtown, connecticut, demanding that that retailer stop selling these modern sporting rifles. listen. >> we don't feel in a store where it's a family-friendly store, where you're buying a stroller and three aisles away you can buy a military-style assault weapon. this -- this doesn't belong. >> you know, anti-gun activists may not like that walmart sells these things, but the demand is there. very brisk demand. you point out that for walmart it's sales of these things are a small percent animal of its overall sales. >> that's right. for a big retailer like walmart, you know, firearms, first of all, they don'